This Guy is staying in our house and may share the Christmas table, wife loves him lol!

@louievill (16220)
Philippines
October 25, 2016 6:17pm CST
I pick things to augment our income as well as a hobby, lately I bought this Guy for 10 pesos or roughly around 20 cents. I search and I could easily sell him for 12 to 15 dollars, It's a vintage M&M candy and peanut dispenser. I would have sold him but my wife insists that we keep him and put him into use on the Christmas table, oh well I have other stuffs to sell, "but use it only after you have sterilized it" I asked her I looked at it after it was cleaned and can't help falling in love with it too, You put candy or peanuts inside, put down the arm like a slot machine and out goes the candy on the other hand. The candy M&M is very dear and sentimental to me since my mom used it to bribe me to get my hair cut when I was a kid lol. Do you have similar experiences? Like you are already gonna make a profit on something but just decided that you want to keep it? Thank you very much for reading.
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@hereandthere (23031)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
i didn't know such a thing existed, so thank you for sharing the picture. he's really adorable. how tall is he? how many m&ms or peanuts would it take to fill it?
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
I have not measured it yet but probably a foot or less and I have not yet loaded anything into it. They have a catalog in the internet and I was surprised, many colors and models by year. The ones that commemorated things like sports events were more expensive. Here they just throw or give it away. Just looking at him brightens my day
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• Philippines
26 Oct 16
@louievill he really does make you smile, even talk to it. where is the market for it, abroad?
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
@hereandthere lots of toy collectors here too, good vintage toys already has a market here in our country so long as you don't sell it very high. There are plenty of good vintage toy sellers in the US but ship cost would make it impractical.
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@jstory07 (57043)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Oct 16
That happened all of the time with my kids they would see something that I was listing on ebay and they wanted it si I gave it to them.
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@AkoPinay (10731)
• Philippines
29 Oct 16
Which is better, eBay or amazon?
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
29 Oct 16
That also happened to me with my youngest, i was able to buy a vintage action figure complete with the packaging in a garage sale, while researching it further on my computer he approached me and asked me if he could have it, oh well at least he was honest so I let him have it but I tsuwght him the difference between vintage and ordinary toys.
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@jstory07 (57043)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Nov 16
@AkoPinay I like ebay the best.
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@magallon (17127)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
it is such a cute thing for display. I'd rather keep it than sell it...
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
It makes my day happy just looking at it and even happier knowing my wife is happy. It's good for display but it could also be used as a real functioning candy and peanut dispenser on the table
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@magallon (17127)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
@louievill Yeah, that's right... And children will love it too.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
@magallon, it's nicer to eat M&M while playing in what is like a vending machine, it's nice to be a kid again
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@youless (86524)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Oct 16
I don't have such a good luck like you I can't believe that such kind of thing values so much. Unfortunately I usually throw them away because I don't like store unuseful things.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
It's because China did not trade with the outside world after the revolution, your country has a long history so this one would be considered new. Btw M&M is now made in China You are luckier, your antiques are very old especially the beautiful blue and white porcelain. I have a few Ming pieces here and some Sung dynasty jarlets, not very expensive, there are probably many there just hidden in cabinets of old people, better start looking and askingyou will make a lot of money
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@youless (86524)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Oct 16
@louievill Wow! It sounds like you have antiques at home Ming and Song Dynasties are long long time ago. Your stuffs must be priceless. Keep them well and your children will be very rich
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
@youless no I know how to look at the expensive ones, most you can find here are diggings from sites or from underwater, they are very old but like today, they are just common house wares, there are plenty, your country exported them in ship loads even before Westerners came. The real expensive ones are in your country, the imperial wares used by emperors, they have Chinese character markings, this is what Christies and Southby's auction off for thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars
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@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Oct 16
It seems we have furnished some rooms with things we bought to sell!
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
25 Oct 16
Yes sometimes it ends up that way like this one
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@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Nov 16
@louievill In fact, many of the things we have should have been sold!
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
@PatZAnthony it's always a choice between making some money and keeping something you like and or may cost more if you buy a new one and may not be as lovely as older stuff
@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
3 Nov 16
whenever I am at the airport - going through customs I buy the BIG BAGS of M&M for my family - all kinds because we dont have it in the shops
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
Good you get to travel a lot to purchase some, the candy is our family favourite for generations, it use to come direct from the U.S. but now they also have manufacturing in China so it's nearer
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@marlina (60821)
• Canada
11 Nov 16
@Inlemay ,I wonder why your shops do not carry those huge bags of M&M's?
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@SIMPLYD (74863)
• Philippines
28 Oct 16
Where can we buy that ? I would like to have one too . I love M & M too specially the one with peanuts .
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
There are quite a lot of different models on sites like Ebay because there sre still a lot in the States, problem is the shipping cost
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@SIMPLYD (74863)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
@louievill I will just take a look at supermarkets here if they have that . Thank you .
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
t's so cute! You should really keep it.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
For sure we will keep him and probably he would get passed on to the next generation
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
@louievill You must really preserve it so the next generation will also enjoy this cute thing.
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@CoolPeace (1620)
• Miami, Florida
27 Oct 16
It is amazing what you can find for cheap and sell it for more. What are you going to use it for on Christmas?
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
28 Oct 16
I intend to use it as it was intended to be, load it up with m&m or peanuts and put it on the table, a cool way of getting it instead of just served on a plate or jar
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• China
26 Oct 16
What a cute candy dispenser! Small wonder your wife hung on to it and will place it on the Christmas table.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
Oh yes friend and she is already learning fast from me how to look and find things of value given a large pile of junk items to choose from.
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@JudyEv (96872)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 16
I can understand why you'd want to keep it but what a pity that you now can't sell it. I guess you'll have to find something else to buy for resale. :)
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
9 Nov 16
I have lots of stuff on the pipelne, my wife and family being happy is priority and more important than money, i would find a way to fill the gap
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@JudyEv (96872)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 16
@louievill It is certainly cute. I guess you pick up lots of bits and pieces from time to time.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
9 Nov 16
@JudyEv picking, antiques,vintage and curio are things I enjoy very much doing, it's a hobbie as well as a good source of extra income.
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@sharon6345 (106375)
• United States
25 Oct 16
That is what I was thinking about something I bought to resell. I have yet to post it. Cute item you have there.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
25 Oct 16
Oh thank you yeah it's cute, so what's your item that you plan to keep?
@sharon6345 (106375)
• United States
25 Oct 16
@louievill a handbag that I want to give as a gift.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
@sharon6345 sometimes in things like this and these are some rare occasions that we follow our heart instead of our head lol
@tammys85 (8295)
• United States
12 Nov 16
Awe it's so cute! I can see why you both decided to keep it!
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
Yes it is and it's harder to find one like him here than there in your country
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@tammys85 (8295)
• United States
14 Nov 16
@louievill Gotcha. I'm glad you both like it. :D
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
14 Nov 16
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@vandana7 (57187)
• India
18 Nov 16
Nice...just that opening is positioned wrong..
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
Actually the peanuts and candies are loaded at the back, you bring down the other arm and put your hand under his hand with the candy, no matter one thing is for sure this guy won't get appendicitis
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@vandana7 (57187)
• India
18 Nov 16
@louievill .. Still that seems like genetic deformity. Poor guy.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
@vandana7 his a bit lucky cause he is staying with us. If somebody with lesser knowledge got hold of him he would end up a kid's toy and after they are done with him, he would probably be remelted
• United States
8 Nov 16
lol That's happened to me before. This is a great find, though! I don't blame your wife for wanting to keep him! lol
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
9 Nov 16
Now it's not only my wife who likes to to keep him, it's now the whole family, so he is staying with us
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• United States
10 Nov 16
@louievill Looks like he's part of the family now! lol
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
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• United States
7 Nov 16
Wow you got a really good deal! Definitely you can sale it and make money.. I have similar experience too! Sometimes I buy stuff and go I can sell it but I want to keep it too!
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
9 Nov 16
Keeping is very tempting, a balancing act between making fast money lol
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• United States
9 Nov 16
@louievill yep I'm with you on that
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@kepweng (5866)
26 Sep
you have a beautiful display i love mm chocolates with peanuts is this free when you purhased chocolates? or you buy it? duty free?
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
26 Sep
It's a vintage item I accquired from my buying and selling business.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
10 Mar
haha, I think your wife loves him more than you! At least he is obedient, while you can argue with her.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
10 Mar
but this guy is not a good provider, unlike me
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• Trinidad And Tobago
27 Nov
Happy looking guy. Yeah, I have a fantastic hawk bird made of colored glass in the most minute and intricate design you could find! I can easily sell for a few thousands dollars, but I can' part with him.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
27 Nov
I understand that feeling
@Fishmomma (11596)
• United States
27 Nov
I collect M&M Characters, so this made me laugh. I am not sure should admit have 3 green and 3 red in my living room now. My daughter says this is to many. I told her each one is different from different years. I laughed harder to see my favorite word vintage, as I love the older characters.
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@louievill (16220)
• Philippines
27 Nov
I would be happy as well, I saw a site that has all the models that came out with a price estimate so you would atleast know how much your collection is worth, some figures commemorating certain events tend to be more expensive, perhaps your daughter would say that you have to look for more